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Study suggests pollution reductions could help restoration efforts.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Department of Water Resources announced today that public water agencies are projected to receive 15 percent of their contracted water supply for 2010, up from its previous five percent projection.
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Additional Regulatory Restrictions Cut Water Supply for People, Businesses & Farms SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Additional restrictions on the state's water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) were announced today, further reducing the amount of water available to people, businesses and farms throughout California.
Agency Actions Harmful to Listed Species BAKERSFIELD, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta (Coalition) and the Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) have formally sued a number of federal agencies for their failure to comply with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in relation to their activities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Federal agencies, including U.S.
Biologists say they're using sound, bright lights and bubbles to keep baby salmon from being sucked into pumps on California's San Joaquin River. The pumps divert water from the southern Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta for use on farmland and for drinking water for 25 million Californians, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. The $1 million project is the latest attempt to save baby salmon en route to the sea and also could aid threatened delta smelt, said Jerry Johns, deputy...
California officials have asked the federal government to review rules that reduced water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to protect a fish. In a letter to the U.S.
Government Actions Exacerbating Water Crisis BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and the Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) today joined other water users in California by filing suit against federal agencies challenging regulatory restrictions placed on the state's water operations.
Biological Opinion Ignores Best Scientific Data and Other Causes of Fish Decline SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Water Contractors (SWC) filed a lawsuit last night against the United States Department of the Interior and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), challenging regulatory restrictions placed on the state's water operations.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Public water agencies throughout Northern, Central and Southern California now face major supply cutbacks in the latest federal regulatory blow to their ability to deliver water to customers.
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